will endorse the legalization of same-sex marriage. and there will be support for question six t fort worth it passes, maryland will be the first state to legalize same- sex marriage by a popular vote. this morning's health alert. there are 13 cases of meningitis here and one death. and the infection has killed 14 people across the country and according to the cdc the infections started after a tainted batch of steroid stops. and there has been a lawsuit filed in the case. and hit the ground running. thousands are coming out now for the running festival. it kicks off tomorrow. for a preview and we're joined by linda so. she is at the finish line at the stadium. we say thousands, linda. this is a record setting number of thousands, isn't it. >> a record 27,000 runners in the race tomorrow.